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Butterflies of the Crocker Range # 2

The Blue Spotted Peacock Swallowtail, Papilio karna. This is quite common and seems to prefer the lower slopes of the mountain ranges of Borneo.
Kipandi Butterfly Park has a fine range of orchids and pitcher plants as well as insects. It is open to the public. You can even go along at night and see lots [...]

Flowers & Plants of Mt Kinabalu

Towering over 4000 meters high, Mt. Kinabalu in the tropics of SE Asia is a treasure trove for all those who study plants. It is a mountain with an impressive variety of tropical plants, such as Rafflesia, orchids and pitcher plants not found in Japan. The author, Takashi Sato, has a deep interest [...]

Orchid Conservation

Orchids attract superlatives. Their family contains more species than any other plant family. At the last count, there were around twenty-five thousand of them and there are almost certainly more, waiting to be identifed. They are the most varied of plants. Some are so small they weigh only a few grams and produce [...]

Orchids of Borneo (Vol 1)

The Orchids of Borneo will be produced in a series of volumes. As of October 2003 there were 4 volumes published. Borneo’s orchid flora is estimated to include 2500-3000 species and is the least studied in the region. As a result, many new taxa and records have been discovered with recent exploration and [...]

Orchids of Borneo (Vol 2)

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Orchids of Borneo (Vol 3)

The Orchids of Borneo is being produced in a series of volumes. As of October 2003 there were 4 volumes published. Borneo’s orchid flora is estimated to include between 1400 and 1500 species and is one of the least studied in the region. As a result, many new taxa and records have been’ [...]

Orchids of Java

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Orchids Seekers in Borneo; The

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Tropical Asian Cooking

Tropical Asia is home to some of the world’s most exciting and creative cuisines. This inspired collection of innovative recipes includes dishes both classic and modern. Many recipes have been modified for a lighter, healthier taste, and all are quick and easy to put together. To discover more of the fresh new flavors [...]